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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Apr 22, 2014 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

This is a great question and one that should be asked every few years. Getting on the bus? I must have went through the emergency exit in the back because it happened to me all ass backwards. I was familiar with the stuff most everyone is familiar with, ya know stuff on the radio and whatnot. I knew about Deadheads and liked what I heard but it didn't really do it for me. Touch of Grey came out when I was in high school (cue up the older jaded heads...wait for it...someone please just call me a touch head so I can get on with my story...Thanks) Not quite, I didn't really like it that much. So anyway, a group of friends decided to make a trek up to Alpine Valley from the 'burbs of Chicago 1989. Saw them again in Tinley Park in '90. I had a great time at both shows really enjoyed the music but I didn't have that moment that we all eventually had. Fast forward a year later. I was graduated and delivering pizzas and a guy who I worked gave a tape to listen to. That tape? The legendary, iconic, perhaps overrated depending who you talk to...That's right folks Cornell '77. I'm sure this show was responsible for turning on a lot of folks who like myself have refined their tastes to different eras and whatnot. But damn, in between Scarlet and Fire was when it happened. My life hasn't been the same since. I guess the destination isn't as important as the journey itself.